We are asked to read the extract from ‘The Road’ again – as many times as we feel you need to – and to think carefully about the following and make some notes:
- ‘He’, the man, and ‘the boy’ are nameless. Why? Does their anonymity change the way we feel about the characters? Can we still care about them without names? Do they still have an identity without a name?
There are various reasons the characters are nameless. One could be that, without names, we as readers can’t project any of our own biases onto them. For instance, if they … Read the rest